DUI: Derek Hopkins calls 911 to report that he was reacting to a narcotic

35-year-old Derek Michael Hopkins called the police to the North Riverside Drive Waffle House around 8:45 p.m. on June 1st. He advised dispatch that he was reacting to a narcotic. When officers arrived, they Mirandized him, under which he stated that he pulled over to the establishment after taking 100 mg of Tapentadol earlier in the night, which made him feel like everything “seemed far away,” so he pulled over. Hopkins agreed to provide a blood sample and was transported to Sango Emergency Room. Hopkins was taken into custody for driving on a suspended license and driving under the influence.

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DUI: Tia Newman drinks beer while driving with 7-month-old child in backseat

30-year-old Tia Alexis Hope Newman was observed violating the hands-free law near 101st Airborne Division Parkway and Trenton Road around 6:10 p.m. on June 1st. After noticing this, officers initiated a traffic stop and approached the driver’s side. Officers noticed Newman reeked of alcohol and had open beer cans on the passenger side floorboard. Newman told officers that she had been drinking since 11 a.m. Newman then consented to sobriety tests, which she performed poorly on. Newman was read implied consent and agreed to provide officers with a blood sample. During the traffic stop, Newman had her 7-month-old child improperly restrained in the backseat. The child’s car seat was only held down by the seatbelt of the backseat. Newman’s child was left with her sister. Officers then discovered that her driver’s license had been revoked since April 16th, 2023. Newman was then taken into custody for driving on a revoked license, driving under the influence, improper child restraint devices, and an open-container violation.

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DUI: Dianis Fletcher found passed out drunk in her car blasting music

21-year-old Dianis Fletcher was seen driving under the influence near a Lake Road residence on May 6th. Officers responded to a suspicious vehicle in the front yard of a Lake Road residence blasting music. Upon the homeowner’s initial observation, the driver was slumped over in the vehicle with the music blasting, appearing unresponsive to the music. When officers arrived on the scene, they spoke with the driver, Dianis Fletcher, who was slow to respond to officers upon contact. Officers asked Fletcher to step out of the vehicle due to the smell of marijuana. Officers noticed Fletcher was uneasy on her feet as she exited the vehicle. Officers then asked Fletcher where she was coming from. She stated she had a night out with her friends and was coming from La Vergne, Tennessee. While officers spoke with Fletcher, they also noticed the smell of alcohol coming from her person. Before, she admitted to officers that she had been drinking that night and that there was a can of alcohol in the back floorboard of the vehicle. Officers then asked Fletcher to perform sobriety tests, which she accepted but performed poorly on. Fletcher’s license was also suspended at the time of the stop. Officers deemed Fletcher to be intoxicated, and she was taken into custody for driving on a suspended license, open container of alcohol, and DUI.

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Nechelle Hamilton booked for driving without license during traffic stop over illegal tint

29-year-old Nechelle Hamilton was caught without a license near Pageant Lane and Paradise Hill Road on May 19th. Officers observed Hamilton’s vehicle and initiated a traffic stop for suspicion of illegal window tint. Officers made contact with Hamilton and checked the car with the tint meter, and it showed 22%, which is lower than the 35% needed to be legal. Officers proceeded to check Hamilton’s license, which showed it was suspended for failure to appear in court on July 8th, 2023. Hamilton could not provide insurance as well. Hamilton’s license also revealed that she was cited on two separate occasions for driving on a suspended license. Hamilton did not appear in court for the citations but turned herself in after a warrant was posted. On December 30th, 2022, Hamilton was arrested on a capias for a traffic offense citation she received. Officers deemed she was likely not to attend court, and she was taken into custody for driving on a suspended license and no proof of insurance.

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DUI: Zachariah Stewart gets twisted at Tilted Kilt

21-year-old Zachariah Stewart was stopped by law enforcement for driving a white Kia Soul with expired tags on May 10th. Officers made contact and noticed a strong odor of alcohol as they spoke with Stewart. He admitted to coming from the Tilted Kilt, so officers requested he consent to field sobriety tests, which he agreed to but performed poorly. Zachariah Stewart was then taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence, driving on a suspended license, and an expired registration.

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Aaron Wilson hits multiple vehicles during car chase involving his niece

On March 2nd, 60-year-old Aaron Wilson was seen chasing his niece, Victoria Jenkins, in his car and hitting other cars near Meriwether Road. Officers spoke with Jenkins, who claimed Wilson was chasing her in a car. During the chase, Wilson struck two vehicles and continued to chase her. There were three occupants in the two cars that were struck by Wilson. Wilson then intentionally rear-ended Jenkins’ vehicle. Jenkins struck another car in an attempt to get away from Wilson. Wilson then proceeded to hit Jenkins with his car intentionally. On May 5th, Wilson was taken into custody for the following charges: one count of aggravated assault, four counts of reckless endangerment, one count of driving on a suspended license, one count of leaving the scene of an accident, and one count of shoplifting.

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DUI: Eric Merriweather caught driving on license revoked in 1991

63-year-old Eric Merriweather was pulled over on May 5th for a broken taillight. When officers checked Merriweather’s license, they found that it had been revoked on July 1st, 1991. Merriweather also could not provide officers with insurance. While speaking with Merriweather, officers observed an open Bud Light beer can near the passenger seat. Officers also observed that Merriweather was demonstrating signs of intoxication. Merriweather was then asked to execute field sobriety tests. Merriweather consented to the sobriety tests but performed poorly. After being informed about implied consent, Merriweather refused to provide law enforcement with a blood sample. Eric Merriweather was then taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence, driving on a revoked license, open container, driving with no proof of insurance, and implied consent violation.

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DUI: Tina Ward flees accident on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard, lies about vehicle being hers

On November 17th, 2021, 56-year-old Tina Ward was seen fleeing the scene of an accident near Wilma Rudolph Boulevard. When officers arrived on the scene, they came in contact with the victim, who provided a picture of the driver and the license plate of the vehicle that left the scene. Before Ward left the scene, she told the victim that her name was Tina Ward, and she didn’t have insurance, nor was the vehicle hers. Officers then pulled the vehicle’s information, finding the owner to be Tina Ward. Officers showed the victim a photo of Tina and identified her as the driver who left the scene. Tina Ward was taken into custody on April 21st, 2024, and was charged with DUI exercising due care, driving on a suspended license, and leaving the scene of an accident.

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DUI: Stephen Holbert runs red light on Dover Road, tells officers “give me the f*cking felony!”

32-year-old Stephen Holbert was seen running a red light on Dover Road on April 16th. Officers made contact and noticed a strong odor of alcohol as they approached Holbert. Holbert immediately got out of the car and demonstrated clear signs of being intoxicated. Holbert admitted to consuming alcohol, so officers requested him to perform field sobriety tests. Holbert consented to the sobriety tests but ended up performing poorly. After being taken into custody, Holbert was read implied consent and transported to the Montgomery County Jail.

While at the magistrate’s window, Holbert became aggressive and noncompliant, stating that he was not going to the hospital. Holbert repeatedly said, “Go ahead and give me the f*cking felony!” According to officers at the Montgomery Sheriff’s Office, it took four officers to get Holbert inside a patrol car. Due to Holbert’s aggressive nature, he was not transported to the hospital due to safety concerns. During the investigation of the incident, the NCIC reported that Holbert’s license was revoked on February 12th for a DUI. Stephen Holbert was transported to Booking, where he was charged with driving under the influence, driving on a revoked license, and failing to obey traffic signals.

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Quaimane Martin lies to police about his identity, caught with Fentanyl pill

34-year-old Quaimane Dimitri Martin was involved in a domestic dispute at his Ziva Lan apartment around 9:53 p.m. on April 14th. When officers arrived, they met with Martin and asked for his name and date of birth, to which he replied, “Quaimane Davis,” adding that his birthdate was June 1st, 1989. After they could not find a match in the NCIC, they asked him again, and he stated his last name was Martin. Then, they discovered a match on file for “Quaimane Martin,” with a date of birth of June 20th, 1989. Officers also found an active warrant for speeding and driving on a suspended license. After they detained Martin, officers searched him and located a small pill inside a pack of cigarettes, which tested positive for fentanyl. Martin was taken into custody for simple possession and criminal impersonation on April 15th.

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DUI: Matthew Langford hits multiple cars at Rural King after taking fentanyl

43-year-old Matthew Dwayne Langford struck two cars near Rural King on Fort Campbell and Dover Road in the afternoon of March 20th. When officers arrived, they located Langford unconscious at the wheel about 400 feet away from the crash. Langford was administered Narcan twice and then was transported to Tennova Medical Center to be cleared. A search through NCIC revealed he had a revoked driver’s license due to a prior DUI from December 20th, 2019. When officers searched his vehicle, they found a white, powdery substance, which tested positive for fentanyl. Langford was taken into custody for driving under the influence, driving on a revoked license, simple possession, and failure to exercise due care.

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Jessica Sullens assaults ex-boyfriend when asked to leave his home after sex

31-year-old Jessica Sullens was involved in a domestic altercation with her ex-boyfriend, Johnathan McConnell, at his Winding Bluff Way residence on March 16th. Officers arrived at the mentioned location and made contact with McConnell, who stated that he invited Sullens to his house so she could collect the rest of her belongings. When Sullens was asked to leave, she became angry and kicked a water pan and a food bowl for a dog. The two continued to argue until Sullens decided to leave, but as McConnell closed the door, Sullens returned and hit it back open. She then proceeded to hit McConnell’s phone out of his hand.

Sullens left before officers arrived, but she was located shortly after at the Silver Dollar Grocery on Trenton Road. Sullens claimed that she went to McConnell’s home, where she had intercourse with him. Immediately after, McConnell asked Sullens to leave, which led to an argument. Out of anger, Sullens kicked the dog bowls and exited the residence. As she was leaving, she hit the door and hit McConnell’s phone out of his hands. Jessica Sullens was taken into custody and charged with domestic assault.

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Amie Hayes caught with Meth after driving on revoked license

40-year-old Amie Hayes was caught driving on a revoked license at Dover Road on February 24th. A traffic stop was conducted, and officers made contact with Hayes, whose identity was verified through her ID. However, her ID also showed a long history of driving on a revoked license and failing to appear. A probable cause search of her vehicle yielded a pill bottle in Hayes’s purse, along with a piece of paper and a plastic bag. The piece of paper contained a hard crystalline substance that tested positive for Methamphetamine. Amie Hayes was taken into custody and charged with methamphetamine violation and driving on a suspended license.

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Zykerius Roberts jailed after fleeing accident at Waffle House in her Nissan Altima

19-year-old Zykerius Roberts was involved in a hit-and-run at the Waffle House on North Riverside Drive on February 24th. During the investigation of the crash, witnesses pointed out that a blue Nissan Altima left the scene. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle, and officers made contact with Roberts, who was inside the blue Nissan Altima. Roberts waived her Miranda Rights and admitted to leaving the accident scene. An investigation revealed that Roberts’s license was suspended for failing to pay fines and costs. Roberts was also unable to provide insurance at the time. Zykerius Roberts was taken into custody and charged with leaving the scene of an accident, having a suspended license, and no insurance.

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Dom’Kaalel Jackson jailed after kidnapping girlfriend and infant child

23-year-old Domkaalel Jackson was involved in an altercation with his girlfriend, Erionna Kilgore, at Dotsonville Road on December 27th, 2023. Law enforcement responded to a caller reporting a suspicious person was near their home. Before arriving at the mentioned location, the suspicious person advised that she had jumped out of a vehicle with her 10-month-old child because her boyfriend said that he was going to kill her. Officers arrived and made contact with Kilgore and her child, who had scratches and marks on their elbows and knees. When asked about the injuries that she sustained, Kilgore stated that Jackson hit her several times while he was driving. When Kilgore asked Jackson to stop the car, he told her no and said that he was going to kill her. A separate officer found Jackson’s vehicle and discovered that Jackson was driving on a suspended license. The officer turned their emergency lights on and attempted to stop the car. Jackson refused to pull over, leading to a short-lived pursuit. Domkaalel Jackson was taken into custody and charged with evading arrest, kidnapping, driving under a suspended license, and aggravated domestic assault on February 7th.

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Diontre Franklin crashes car fleeing from police during traffic stop, caught with multiple drugs

24-year-old Diontre Franklin was involved in a head-on collision at the intersection of Needmore Road and Pin Oak Road on December 28th, 2023. An officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Franklin because his tail lights were not functioning. Franklin fled the stop at a high rate of speed but swerved out of his lane and hit a motorist head-on. 15.8 grams of Fentanyl were found on his person, along with $440 in cash. Franklin also had a pill bottle with the prescription torn off that contained oxycodone pills and Adderall substitute pills. Diontre Franklin was taken into custody and charged with evading arrest, possession without prescription, due care, suspended license, light law, and two counts of Schedule II drugs.

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DUI: Kiara Bell drinks 3 shots before driving on revoked license

30-year-old Kiara Bell was jailed after reports of a vehicle sitting at the stop sign on Reynolds Street on December 29th. Officers made contact with the car and observed Kiara Bell passed out in the driver’s seat. Bell had a strong odor of alcohol emitting from her person as officers questioned her. Bell admitted to drinking three shots earlier that evening before driving. Officers noted that Bell also had watery eyes and was unsteady on her feet. Bell consented to sobriety tests, which she performed poorly on. Officers found an open and empty container of “Clubtails Margarita” and a “Hennessey” bottle cap In a probable cause search of her vehicle. Bell was read implied consent and refused to provide a blood or breath sample. Officers quickly obtained a search warrant for a blood sample. Officers discovered via a search through NCIC that Bell also had her license revoked in May 2023 and a previous DUI charge from April 2022. Kiara Bell was taken into custody and charged with DUI, driving on a revoked license, and implied consent.

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Aaron Fletcher charged after leading police on high-speed chase

26-year-old Aaron Fletcher was jailed after police observed him speeding down Donna Drive on December 13th. Fletcher also failed to stop at a stop sign, and police attempted a traffic stop on his silver 2016 Chrysler 200. Fletcher sped off, initiating a high-speed chase. Fletcher weaved in and out of traffic and ran multiple red lights from Donna Road to Park Lane, where he came to a complete stop. Fletcher then exited the vehicle and fled on foot. The car door was left open, and deputies saw a clear baggie containing marijuana in plain sight. Next to that was a wallet containing Fletcher’s Driver’s License, which was suspended. Fletcher was arrested five days later, on December 18th.

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Antonio Jones drives with broken brake light, caught with drug paraphenlia

21-year-old Antonio Jones was stopped in a white Ford Fusion for his brake light not being functional at Madison Street on December 11th. When the officer made contact with Jones, he could smell the odor of marijuana coming from his vehicle. Jones told officers that he smoked in the car in the past. A search of the vehicle yielded three clear containers with marijuana residue, as well as a grinder with marijuana. When officers ran Jones’s name through the National Crime Information Center, they found Jones’s driver’s license was suspended for failing to appear in court on May 7th, 2021. Jones was taken into custody and charged with charged with unlawful drug paraphernalia, suspended license, unregistered vehicle, and no insurance

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Curtis Lilly found passed out, unresponsive on side of the road

35-year-old Curtis Lilly was seen lying on the ground on the side of the road at Providence Boulevard and Quarry Road on December 11th. When officers arrived on the scene, they noticed Lilly lying down face-first on the ground, unresponsive. Eventually, he regained consciousness, but he was perplexed and couldn’t stand on his own. Officers radioed in Medics, but once there, they couldn’t find anything wrong with him. Lilly had a hard time trying to remember where he was, but he did remember to ask not to go to the hospital. That led to officers running his information through the National Crime Information Center and finding out that he had two local warrants on file for driving on a suspended license and an extraditable warrant from Robertson Count for Failure to Appear. They also found out that he was convicted of aggravated robbery and aggravated assault in 2009. While searching Lilly, officers asked if he had any weapons or illegal substances on him. Lilly told them that he had a gun in his backpack for protection and admitted that he was a convicted felon. Due to being a convicted felon, he is not allowed to possess or own a firearm. Officers noticed that the serial number on the pistol had been erased off the side. While in the back of the patrol car, Lilly began to seize and become unresponsive again, so the officers transported him to Tennova for medical treatment.

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